Communication Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    23274 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    9364 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Master of Arts program, students should be able to:

  • Define communication in interpersonal and rhetorical contexts.
  • Analyze and evaluate messages and interaction in interpersonal and rhetorical settings.
  • Identify and discuss historical developments and key theories in interpersonal and rhetorical communication.
  • Recognize and explain self-reflexivity in rhetorical and interpersonal contexts.
  • Read critically and analyze productively published research articles.
  • Recognize and explain multiple perspectives in rhetorical and interpersonal communication theory.
  • Conduct original research in interpersonal and/or rhetorical communication at a level appropriate to capstone work in a graduate education.
  • Identify and assess features of ethical and unethical interpersonal and rhetorical communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Survey of Comm. Studies
  • Teaching Communication 
  • Theories of Communication 
  • Empirical Research Methods 
  • Rhetorical-Critical Research Methods 
  • Another COM Graduate Class 
  • Independent Study (pre-prospectus) 
  • And/Or Any graduate course of interest

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                30 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              Check if you match the admission requirements

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                7

                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                Take IELTS test
              • Minimum required score:

                550

                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

              • Minimum required score:

                80

                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: 3

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              • Bachelor’s Degree 
              • Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours) of your bachelor’s degree.
              • Additional Requirements – Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT).
              • International Applicants: Proof of English Proficiency 
              • Transcripts 

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International Applies to you

                        23274 USD/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 23274 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      • National Applies to you

                        9364 USD/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 9364 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


                      Living costs for Las Vegas

                      880 - 1,430 USD/month
                      Living Costs

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                      Funding

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